Vanessa Brown is an award-winning anchor, reporter and host. She has been recognized a dozen times by the Associated Press and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association – most recently earning 1st place AP honors for “spot news”, “enterprise” and “feature” reporting. She also led a news team to multiple “best newscast” honors.
Before her return home to Texas, Vanessa anchored the evening news for KLKN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Lincoln, NE for nearly six years. Prior to that, she worked as a reporter for KDAF-TV in Dallas, TX. While there, she also produced and hosted a weekly community affairs show called “DFW Closeup.” As a general assignment reporter, Vanessa has covered everything from the fire line in Montana and Idaho to the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. When twin EF4 tornadoes leveled Pilger, Nebraska, she was on scene providing extensive live coverage.
Upon graduating from Florida State University, Vanessa pursued her broadcasting dream as a member of the prestigious NBCUniversal Page Program in New York City. While at NBC, she held assignments with The Today Show, Suze Orman and The NBC Agency. One of her most memorable moments was spending the day helping broadcasting legend Tim Russert, while he taped an interview with future U.S. Senator, Al Franken.
When not working, Vanessa loves to give back to the local community. She is often requested to emcee formal events – and has done so yearly for the BBB, American Heart Association, American Red Cross and American Cancer Society. She’s also a certified volunteer youth fishing instructor for Nebraska Game and Parks, so you might catch her at the lake. You may also find her at a football game or on the slopes – because she loves to travel!